Ubisoft's latest offering, the Assassin's Creed: Unity, has received a constant barrage of complaints and grievances ever since it was initially launched on Nov. 11 for a number of technical issues that apparently plagued the game.
This leads the studio to release a series of patches in an effort to compensate the bugs and crashes pointed out by its players. Ubisoft even offered a free DLC pack, the Dead Kings DLC, for free as a gesture of apology to its loyal gaming fans.
For the most recent, Ubisoft has announced yet another major update for Assassin's Creed: Unity which as reported by IGN, is expected to arrive by Monday, Dec. 15. more >>
The tech world was put into frenzy when a photo of an alleged prototype of the yet-to-be announced flagship from Samsung, the Samsung Galaxy S6 surfaced on the Web over the weekend.
The image of the purported prototype S6 first made its appearance on the Dutch blog site Toptienmobiel.com. On the mentioned site, a person is holding a white smartphone that bears the brand label of the South Korean-based tech company.
The leaked image also featured the device having quite a large screen size and is surrounded by ultra-thin bezel and metal edges. It also suggests that the smartphone has a very thin design. more >>
Is it a laptop? Or is it a tablet? That's what most people say when they see the new laptop-tablet hybrids that have been popping up nowadays. In 2013, Lenovo led the pack when it introduced its hybrid PC, the IdeaPad Yoga, and since then other manufacturers have followed suit to produce their own versions of the convertible laptop.
Here, we pit Acer's foray into the hybrid market, the Acer Aspire Switch 10, versus Lenovo's IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro. Each has its own unique features, but one is priced twice as much as the other.
Design: The IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro retained its predecessor's original design, so it has the same silver finish with the addition of a rubberized trim to make it more stable when in Tent mode. Those who want their gadgets in brighter colors can also get the device in clementine orange. It measures 12.99 x 8.66 x 0.61 inches and weighs 3.06 pounds. This convertible ultrabook has four modes— Laptop, Stand, Tent, and Tablet. more >>
Nexus device owners have been looking forward to the Android 5.5 update, also called Android Lollipop, to be made available to them. In November, it was previously reported that the update has been made available for the Nexus 4, 5, 9 and 7, however, Nexus 5 users have complained of several issues after the update was installed.
Some Nexus 5 users reported problems connecting to Wi-Fi, and others have said that the wireless connection standard has been affecting the device's battery life.
"Android Engineering is aware of an issue affecting Nexus 5 users running Android 5.0 which causes significant miscellaneous battery usage while Wi-Fi is enabled. This appears to be caused by an abnormally high number of IRQ wakeup events," said Google Engineer Trevor Johns in a statement. more >>
Microsoft has recently taken ownership of HockeyApp and its suite of developer tools, app distribution services and mobile app crash analytics to support its Android and iOS devices.
The announcement was first made in a post on HockeyApp's official website on Thursday by co-founders Andreas Linde, Thomas Dohmke, Michael Simmons and Stefan Haubold. They wrote that with the new acquisition, they have a "tremendous opportunity to developers with the best app developments tools and users with the best app experiences."
They wrote, "Our indie spirit will continue on at Microsoft and we're more excited than ever about the future of HockeyApp." more >>
Google's 2013 flagship phone, the Nexus 5, has been temporarily taken off the market for the rest of the year, but will resume sales come 2015.
The Nexus 5 was warmly received last year and continued to do well in the market this year, so interested consumers were surprised when news came about that Google was discontinuing production of the Nexus 5. A Google spokesperson reached out to Tech Radar and claimed that "once they are gone, they're gone."
The phase out was also evident as Google Play Store has listed the phone as out of stock and some stores are emptying their inventories of the Nexus 5, selling out all the white and pseudo-red versions and still trying to sell out the black variant. more >>